Lincicome, Pressel enjoying each other's company

By Randall MellJune 7, 2013, 8:59 pm

PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Brittany Lincicome likes to chat around the golf course, and that made her pairing with Morgan Pressel appealing Friday at the Wegmans LPGA Championship.

How comfortable is Lincicome around Pressel?

Lincicome joked after the round that Pressel’s wrist injury might have been caused by Pressel’s jewelry.

“I think it’s the big ring on her finger,” Lincicome cracked.

Lincicome said during Thursday’s long rain delay, she asked Pressel if she could wear her wedding ring. Pressel handed it to her. Pressel was married in January.

“I looked down at the table at one point, and I’m like, `Where’s my ring? Oh yeah, Brittany has it,’” Pressel said.

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When they finished their round early Friday afternoon, Pressel led the tournament with a 4-under-par 68. Lincicome was one shot back.

The pairing was good for both of them. Though Lincicome has locked up a U.S. Solheim Cup spot, she has struggled this season. She is coming off back-to-back missed cuts with five missed cuts in her last eight starts.

Pressel has one top-10 finish in 10 starts.

“When we got into the scoring tent, I said, `That's a little better for the two of us, you know what I mean?’” Pressel said. “We certainly thrived off each other out there. She was making birdies, and I was making birdies on a course where it didn't look like many people were.”

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Two-time major champ Pettersen pregnant

By Randall MellMarch 17, 2018, 7:14 pm

PHOENIX – Suzann Pettersen is pregnant with her first child.

Pettersen’s husband, Christian Ringvold, confirmed the news with Golf Channel’s Jerry Foltz.

Pettersen, 36, who married Ringvold in January of 2017, is due in the fall. The 15-time LPGA winner and two-time major champion has yet to make her first start this year. She’s an eight-time Solheim Cup veteran.

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Watch: Woods rips iron from sand, makes birdie

By Golf Channel DigitalMarch 17, 2018, 6:10 pm

Tiger Woods didn't bogey the first hole on Saturday like he did the day prior - but he did drop at a shot at the par-3 second when he failed to get up and down from the bunker.

Luckily, it wouldn't take him long to get that stroke back. One hole later, at the dogleg-left, par-4 third, Woods ripped a 2-iron off the tee, hit a less-than-stellar approach long and right, and poured in this 38-footer for birdie to get back to even par on the day.

He followed with another at the par-5 fourth, smoking a drive 313 yards uphill, short-siding himself with his second shot, and playing this deft pitch to set up a tap-in 4.

After a par save from the bunker at 5, Woods missed the fairway right at the par-5 sixth, laid up with his second, spun a wedge to 15 feet with his third, and rolled in this third birdie of the day to move to 6 under for the week.

Woods' momentum was slowed by a bogey at 8, the product of an errant tee shot, and a missed birdie try at 9 left Tiger to make the turn in 1 under-35, minus-5 for the week.

He quickly returned to 6 under for the championship when he hit an approach from 186 to inside 10 feet at the par-4 11th and walked in the putt:

Following four straight pars, Woods for the second day in a row made an unlikely birdie at the par-5 16th after missing the fairway to the right and declining to layup.

(More coming...)

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Tiger Tracker: Arnold Palmer Invitational

By Tiger TrackerMarch 17, 2018, 3:00 pm

It was a 3-under 69 on Saturday for Tiger Woods for a 7-under total through three rounds. We tracked him at Bay Hill.

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Fowler among 5 to skip WGC-Match Play

By Ryan LavnerMarch 17, 2018, 2:24 pm

ORLANDO, Fla. – Five of the top 64 players in the world will skip next week’s WGC-Dell Match Play.

Justin Rose, Rickie Fowler, Henrik Stenson, Brooks Koepka and Adam Scott all will miss the second WGC event of the year, held next week at Austin Country Club.

As a result, the last man into the field is world No. 69 Luke List. Kevin Na, Charles Howell III, Joost Luiten and Keegan Bradley also got into the field.

Julian Suri and Bill Haas are the first two alternates, if anyone else withdraws from the round-robin-style match-play event.

This is the second year in a row that Rose, Fowler, Stenson and Scott will not play in Austin. Koepka reached the quarterfinals each of the past two years, but he is still recovering from a wrist injury.

The final seeding for the event will be determined after this week’s tournaments. The bracket show is at 7:30 p.m. Monday, live on Golf Channel.